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{UAH} Barack Obama look-alike says he can't leave the house without being mistaken as former US president

Barack Obama look-alike says he can't leave the house without being mistaken as former US president


A father of five said he can't leave his house without being plagued by selfie requests from people mistaking him as former U.S. President Barack Obama.

Dubbed "Mr. Obama" by his friends and family, Jose Oliveira, 43, said many can see the startling resemblance to the 55-year-old when he's wearing sunglasses.

"Ever since Barack Obama was made president I have had people stopping me to tell me I look like him, so it has been happening for almost 10 years now," Oliveira told Metro. "Some people even ask me if I am his brother."

Jose Oliveira, A Tour Guide In Cape Verde Who Looks Like Barack Obama


Oliveira works as a tour guide from Sal, Cape Verde, where he said people always have the same reaction.

"As soon as they see me they say: 'Oh my God, you look just like Obama!'" Oliveira said. "I find it very funny and I don't mind posing for photographs with people. I have at least 15 photographs and selfies taken every day."

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Though he has never worked as an Obama doppelganger, Oliveira said he would consider the idea if given the opportunity.

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He said: "President Obama is a good man, so I like it when people compare me to him. It is also good for business."

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Obama's doppelgänger, Jose Oliveira

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